Leighton Stepford Road station, located in the centre of the Leighton Zone, is a major interchange for Stepford Connect services to Stepford Victoria, Willowfield, Stepford Central, St Helens Bridge, Edgemead, Westwyvern and Llyn-by-the-SeaAirLink services to Stepford Airport Central and Airport Terminal 3; and Stepford Express services to Stepford Central, Westwyvern and Llyn-by-the-Sea. It is a terminus for services from Stepford Central, Benton, Stepford Airport Central, Airport Terminal 3, Westwyvern and Llyn-by-the-Sea. It is an overground station, featuring 5 platforms, 1 of which is a bay platform.

This station is a replacement for the former station Winstree, which was demolished in The Big Update.

This station features a British Rail logo and has a brown and white colour theme. It is one of few stations that feature curved platforms. The concourse of this station is located between platforms 1 and 2 with an underpass leading to platforms 3 to 5.

Track & Platform Layout

-] Terminus

⟷ Passing service direction

Platforms

/Tracks

Services

/Use

-] Terminating,

AirLink services to Stepford Airport Central and Airport Terminal 3

Stepford Express services to Stepford Central via Benton

1
2

Stepford Connect services to Edgemead, Westwyvern and Llyn-by-the-Sea

Stepford Express services to Westwyvern and Llyn-by-the-Sea

Terminating (Eastbound Connect and if Platform 1 is full for AirLink and Express),

Stepford Connect services to Benton, Stepford Central, Westwyvern and Llyn-by-the-Sea

AirLink services to Stepford Airport Central and Airport Terminal 3

Stepford Express services to Stepford Central via Benton

3
4 Terminating (Westbound Connect only),

Stepford Connect services to Benton, St Helens Bridge, Stepford Central, Willowfield, Stepford Victoria, Westwyvern and Llyn-by-the-Sea

Stepford Express services to Stepford Central

AirLink services to Stepford Airport Central and Airport Terminal 3 (from Leighton Depot)

5


Trivia

  • On some occasions, when Platform 1 is already occupied by an AirLink or Stepford Express train, trains can terminate on Platform 2, and if both Platforms 1 and 2 are occupied, trains can terminate on Platform 3. This happens very rarely though.
  • Even though Stepford Connect has 2 eastbound terminating routes here, they don't use Platform 1. This is to allow trains from Stepford Central or Benton to terminate and continue onto R037 and R038 to Llyn-by-the-Sea and Westwyvern respectively.
    • Before V1.6, R003 could terminate on Platform 1, since the latter routes did not exist.
  • This is the only through station in the game in which trains can terminate on every platform.
  • In V1.6, new signs without operator branding were added at this station, just saying the station name. The same could be seen at Elsemere Junction.
  • The destination on the trains used to display "Leighton Stepford Road" in The Big Update, then it was changed to just "Stepford Road" in V1.1 due to some trains not being able to fit the destination properly on the destination board, but in the Five Million Update, it was changed again to "Leighton Step Rd".
  • This is the only station where platforms have 2 stop markers at both ends. They are at Platforms 2 and 3 and are fully functional to accommodate trains from both directions.
  • You can walk from here to Rocket Parade.
  • This station resembles Manchester Oxford Road station in Manchester, England.
  • This is the first station to have through and terminating platforms shared by more than one operator.
  • In the Five Million Update, AirLink was extended to this station to celebrate the game reaching 5 million visits.
  • It is possible to walk under the station.
  • Although the 5 car variant of the Class 43 is able to go on R076, due to the length of the platform 1, you need to stop very close to the buffer or else you can't open the doors and complete the route.
  • Although the station is called Leighton Stepford Road, the decals outside the station entrance display 'Stepford Road'.

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